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Productivity / Performance

Poor employee engagement is lowering productivity

Over three-quarters of employers report they are struggling to engage their employees, and 34% are seeing an actual cost to business in the form of low productivity, according to a survey conducted in March by outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas.

Focus on well-being to improve engagement

Well-being is the watchword these days for employers committed to increasing employee engagement. The drive to support employees’ physical, mental and emotional health in a holistic way—both at work and in the rest of their lives—has been fueled by our collective coronavirus experience.

Employees are burning out. Are alternative work arrangements the answer?

Alternative work arrangements may ease employees’ return to the physical workplace. Consider your options carefully.

Half would quit if forced to return to work full time

There’s a disconnect between managers’ expectations about on-site work and employees’ willingness to come back, and it foreshadows a worsening retention problem for employers.

Jury finds discrimination, but awards no damages

It always pays to document poor performance in detail and contemporaneously. If you ultimately need to terminate the employee, you will have the backup you need to justify your decision, even if the employee claims that you somehow discriminated against him.

Making the case for a 4-day workweek

Recent studies show that both morale and productivity increase in organizations where employees work four 10-hour days per week. Is Thursday the new Friday?

Lure workers back by welcoming dogs, too

While 67% of employees polled by pet-product company Honest Paws said they would consider looking for a new job if they were no longer allowed to work remotely, 78% said they would stay if they could bring their pets to work.

Is your staff suffering from FORTO?

Make them see the office as an inviting place to come back to.

Metaverse to influence how work gets done by 2026

Move over, Slack and Zoom; you’re about to get replaced by something bigger and potentially better. The metaverse will soon become part of many Americans’ work lives, according to the Gartner business advisory group.

3 ways to help leaders become more effective

What makes a potentially great leader? Everyone who has had a good boss can cite some of the qualities: intelligence, confidence, creativity, integrity, vision, empathy. Those people build high-performance teams. Three HR tactics can cultivate that kind of leadership.